- Port of New Orleans
2021 International Trade Symposium
We hope you will join us for the 2021 International Trade Symposium hosted by IFFCBANO. We are happy to announce that we will once again host this 2 day symposium at the beautiful, newly renovated Grand Hotel Resort & Spa Autograph Collection for our 42nd year!
Please check back soon for more information.
Welcome to this year’s International Trade Symposium and thank you for attending. We will be updating our website soon with more information.
Symposium Committee Chair
*Registration Cancellation Policy: Cancel by August 6, 2021 for a full refund.
Deadline for early bird registration: August 6, 2021
10 CES/CCS Continuing Education hours pending approved by the NCBFAA.
The International Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers Association of New Orleans brings together top executives and decision-makers to their Annual International Trade Symposium. The symposium is packed with educational and networking events and will provide you with the latest information on transportation trends.
Grand Hotel – Deadline for early bird registration: April 14, 2021
$239 Resort View
$289 Bayside View
The Grand’s Early Departure Fee: Hotel will charge one-night room & tax when an attendee checks out of the hotel prior to the scheduled departure date, without having notified the hotel by 12:00 midnight the day after check-in of the change in scheduled departure.
Offsite Lodging in Fairhope (just a few minutes from the Grand)
Hampton Inn, Fairhope, AL
844-230-6568 Call for Rates
The Award of Excellence is presented bi-annually to a company who is recognized for working closely with the New Orleans transportation community by providing exemplary service to the industry. Join us for the celebration!
Friday, May 8
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception – Ballroom North Foyer (Conference Center)
7:00 p.m. Award Banquet – Ballroom North (Conference Center)
Remarks by Brandy D. Christian, President & CEO, Port of New Orleans and CEO for the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad
2021 Honorary Life Member Award Recipient – Merlin Hymel
The Honorary Life Member award is presented bi-annually to a person who has distinguished themselves by outstanding contributions, vision, leadership and dedication as demonstrated during their career in the promotion of international trade in the Gulf Coast region.
The award will be presented during the International Trade Symposium, in Point Clear, Alabama, September 8 – 11, 2021.
Join us at the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Friday, September 10th, when we will celebrate Mr. Hymel as our Honorary Life Award recipient. Register online at www.internationaltradesymposium.com.